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this morning, writer j.k. rowling set the world of children's books on fire with harry potter and his magical world. her new book is much more down to earth. >> "casual vacancy" is the name. and it goes on sale today. and "nightline's" cynthia mcfadden got an early look. >> reporter: books. movies. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had
in those photos, by the way. >>> the celebrated author in the harry potter phenomenon, out with an adult novel. i should say a novel for adults. j.k. rowling. >> thank you, george. she's talking to cynthia mcfadden. >>> we have "modern family," taking over "gma." all week. today. >> it's emmy winner julie bowen. she's here. and i understand, so is her emmy dress. we can distusz that couture gown. >> chartreuse took over the red carpet. >> are you playing a drinking game with chartreuse? >> we've got to commit. that's all. >>> a lot coming up. we have to shift gears right now. a story we've been following out of georgia. a bizarre murder trial, where a convicted stalker is defending himself against charges that he murdered the roommate of his stalking target. waseem daker called his first witness yesterday. and steve osunsami is covering it from the courthouse. >> about your son, nick? i'm sorry i have to ask that, sir. do you need a minute? >> of course, not. >> reporter: in this crowded georgia courtroom, there were more tears tuesday, this time from the ex-husband of karmen smith, the
and so is j.k. rowling. author who made harry potter a household name has now cast her spell on adults. her new novel, the casual vacancy will be on store shelves today. and it's about as far from the wizarding world as you can get. the book has just gone on sale in britain. that's where we find cnn's aaron mclaughlin. good morning. they are calling this potter to potty mouth, the huge anticipation for this book is palpable. a lot of the details have been kept secret. you managed to get your hands on it. how did you do that? >> reporter: good morning, alena. yes, i have. i was not one of the few journalists selected to get an advanced copy or to read the book in advance. i got it just like anyone else here in the uk can at this point coming to their local book store. it's also available on e-reader. so far, this book, we have not seen the frenzy here in the uk that we saw for the launch of the harry potter series. there aren't the long lines. i have yet to see a wizard costume. customers seem to be driven primarily by a curiosity to see what rowling has in store for them next. take a l
next, she made magic and millions, almost a billion from the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >>> also coming up, a food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. you by no no hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for heal
, of course, harry potter. and now, her first book for adults is already a hit. it's called "the casual vacancy." and abc's cynthia mcfadden went all the way to scotland to visit the very usually private writer for a very intimate interview. >> good morning, amy. i started out worried to tell you the truth. it was so intense the book. we had to read the man script pages in the publisher's offices. but it was all okay when we got to meet j.k. rowling. her novel is already becoming a blockbuster. it's number one on amazon.com before going on sale today. before anyone really knows much about what's in it. you're going to get your own first look from the author herself, right now. >> harry potter, confront your fate. >> reporter: it's been years since the last harry potter movie was released. five years since the last book. but the interest in harry potter's creator has not died down. especially as her new non-harry novel goes on sale. i'm holding the only copy of the book in scotland, i understand. this is so rare. i read the manuscript pages in your publisher's office. >> sorry about that
of harry potter series has a new creation. >> the author of best selling book series in history is out with a new novel a casual vacancy, a book for adults. >> i have gone from draggons and unicorns and fun in making that to a book that is intensely personal that expresses a lot of my reality. >> with millions of preorders it is already number one on amazon charts. reese witherspoon gave birth to son tennessee james. we haven't heard the exact reason for the name she did she did grow up in nashville. and at 9:00 it's grey's anatomy, then, the season 2 premier of scandal. >> there are people asking me who is quinn. you'll find out in the season premier, thursday night. >> that is at 10:00 here on abc. for more tv movie and music news go to otrc.com. >> just ahead an investigation into theft and what abc news discovered when tracking a security screener and ipad. >> preparing for critical mass. what they have planned for tomorrow night. >> candidates for president put the spotlight on the swing states what. they're saying about the race for white house. >>> a shocking investigation into
, known for her harry potter books is out with her first book for adults. it is out in stores today called the casual vacancy but this may be the only one for the older set for now. the british author telling the bbs that her next book will be for kids again. could be similar to harry potter as in the same universe but she made it clear harry's story is done. >> bill: not another harry potter. >> could be related. could be in the same universe but not with harry. david blaine, the magician and illusionist is risking electrocution for his next stunt. daily mail reporting he'll stand grounded on a metal platform wearing a mesh suit with a one million vote electric charge. shooting through his body for 72 hours in new york city. any disruption in that ground will instantly stop his heart. they will stream that event on the internet. >> bill: oh, great. good. what's the point? >> i can't wait to see that, man. he might get crispy fried. >> bill: what's the point? >> it is a magic trip. he's going to stand and get
movie, perks of being a wall plower. she didn't have a normal high school experience because of harry potter, and she gave me a very cool interview about that. jake gyllenhaal's new movie opens next week. he told me he did ride-alongs with actual police officers in south central los angeles, in california, and he actually saw someone get murdered before his eyes. this is all during training for a movie. and i mean, these guys go through so much. to see an actor talk about that and become a character, very interesting. we'll have the interview next week on fox 5 morning news. >> kevin, thank you so much. >> follow me on twitter and i'll tweet out all my interviews there. >> great. thanks, kevin. >> thanks. bill murray, baby! >>> well, the nats are up next against the braves. they need to stay alive in the division race. a full report, coming up. >> well, today's a great day for any kind of activity outside. we've got the sunshine. mother nature is cooperating. we'll have a look at your forecast coming up, after the break. anufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's.
. >> this is her first major movie since harry potter. she is in the new movie the perks of being a wall plower. she didn't have a normal high school experience so she gave me a gate answer about how this movie helped her relive the high school experience and jake gyllenhaal. his new movie, end of watch opens up next week. he told me that he did ride along with actual police officers in south central in california and he actually saw someone get murdered before his eyes. this is all during training for a movie. these guys go through so much. to see appear actor actually talk about that and experience that and become the character. very cool stuff. we'll have him next week. >> very interesting. >> very cool stuff. >> kevin, thank you so much. >> follow me on twitter. on tw i'll tweet out my interviews. >> you perked up when you heard justin bieber. >> he is a good dude. he made fun of my tie. he said you can't wear ties. girls don't like that. >> girls like the tie. they do. >> he is like 18 giving you advice about girls not lining ties. >> if you want the girls to cry, don't wear a tie. >> he i
. she says she may write another book set in harry potter's magical world. rowling became the world's most successful living writer with her seven novels about the boy who discovers he's a wizard and then battles the forces of evil. the 47-year-old author says even though harry's story is done, she is considering a new story set in the same universe. >> j.k. rowling is a genius in my book. those books are so fun. all the time and effort to create that world and the characters and spells and the storyline. so i'm looking forward to the forward to the fact that she might write another series set in the magic world. >> but not to the adult novel? >> i'm going read that, too. she doesn't mean adult like what you're thinking. she means adult novel like for people of our age. >> oh. okay. we're going to go to weather now. veronica? >> that mean he hasn't read them. just move on. >> no. >> we've got a little bit of rain out there this morning. take a look at the radar. only a small part of us getting those rain showers. that's going to be sliding eastward into areas like frederick. leesbur
with harry potter, brian, do you? >> brian: no. >> steve: me neither e-mail comes, i am a die hard harry potter fan. i collect all types of props from the movie examines books. i own wands, a hog worth replica. i'd hate to see how much money i've spent on this stuff, but i can't stop. should they stop or is it normal? >> here is the thing, the operative statement there is i can't stop, which makes this person something other than a fan. it makes this person a hoard. so the bottom line is, much better use of money would be therapy than buying another wand because you need your own identity. not that of a sorcerer. >> brian: true. i've said that over and over again. okay. number two -- >> yet you keep buying wands, brian. >> brian: i apologize. i got to get over this. my girlfriend is wonderful, but she's obsessed -- this isn't about me. she's obsessed with a certain singer. she goes to hundreds of concerts all over the u.s. and uses her time off to drive 18 hours to a concert or fly anywhere they perform. what's going on there? >> again, look, this person is like nuts, like an addict! so
but it is not a harry potter polk. book as- (male announer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> we are waking up to some pretty dense fog and expecting all round sunday in the afternoon. mostly clear skies expected this evening while the full forecast coming up right now was checking with erica. >> to morning to you janu well we are backed up traffic completely stopped at the san a tale bridge. no accidents across the span just the typical slow going we see each and every day. the solid stretch of read almost over the entire span so expect speeds well under 25 mi. per hour southbound 101 approaching the 92 interchange and down in the south bay it's been a rough ride a portion that 80 interchange. expect slow and go conditions are a way to >> is 9: 01 towe're going to albany to in middle school where a teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. it will start this press conference will listen in for a minute. >> should i introduce myself. >> yes you go ahead and start now. >> hi marla stevenson superintendent of the school district thank you all
you recommend? >> i would say anything by bryan selznick, and also say the harry potter series is a an amazing opportunity to open up the imagine of children and adults. >> for me, the continuing point was a good one. a lot of black belt books i enjoy. i can't think of any authors. those are books i believe in going forward with industry. >> what books are you reading right now? >> i work at a library so i'm usually reading about three different books at a time. so right now i actually am reading the battle hymn of the tiger moms, which is very interesting, and i'm also reading a innocency drew book. >> i just got out oft a leadership class so i'm reading a book called changing leadership down. know the author yet. i just got the book. >> thanks a lot, guys. >> could i have your names and where you're from. >> i'm christine wiggins from alexandria, virginia. >> what books do you think shaped america? >> i think probably young adult books. i loved -- not the list but harry potter, and things i have -- student and fahrenheit 451, and to kill a mocking -- -- mockingbird. >> do yaw
. can you make your own scarecrow. last year there were harry potter scarecrows, pirates of the caribbean scarecrows, petty zoo, really, really fun. >> extravaganza indeed. quick drive from chicago. 30 minutes outside of portland to the wilmette valley festival. >> it's a really up and coming wine region. 30 minutes outside portland. known in particular for hits pinot noirs, a harvest trail which costs $79. take in three wineries, learn about the wine-making process, tastings along the way and culminates with a grand tasting at the end of the day, really good fun. >> get to do it all in one fun? >> exactly. >> fall foliage, best places to be perhaps, in the adirondacks. >> at ron damage park is the largest park in the entire country, believe it or not. that means they have a very long leaf-turning season from mid-september all the way until the end of october so there's plenty of time to have a look at those leaves. also 1980 olympic winters were there so there's a ski jumping competition >> you don't have to participate on the ski jump. you can look at the leaves. >> i'l
in an apple tv, the harry potter and star wars blu-ray sets and much, much more, making this deal worth $3,111. wayne: congratulations. stand over here for me. all right. now it's everyone for themselves. uh-huh. you know i couldn't just let you leave with those gifts. now, rebecca's got the shoes and the camera, sheila, you've got $800 cash. michael, you've got the 3-d tv, the comprehensive entertainment package. that's all yours. so here's what we're going to do. sheila, would you like to keep what you have, or take curtain number three? you all can take curtain three, so think about it. but i'm asking her first. would you like to keep what you have, the cash, or go for curtain number three? it could be good, it could be a zonk. (audience shouting) -i'll keep the cash. wayne: you're going to keep the cash. rebecca? -oh, my goodness. keep it, keep it. wayne: so you're going to keep the shoes and the digital camera. michael, now this is tough for you, because that tv? -i'm going to keep the tv. wayne: you're going to keep the tv. they've all passed on this. jonathan: you could have won chi
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